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ACL-office in Klaipeda opened

Klaipeda, 23 November 2012: ACL project partner Port of Sassnitz opened an ACL-office in Klaipeda. Its purpose is to facilitate the development of multimodal transport chains between the Eastern Baltic Sea region and Central Europe.
According to Arunas Urbonas of Port of Sassnitz the office will contribute to the project by being a meeting point for players of the transport and logistics sector. It will also serve as a networking-platform for existing ferry operators, Lithuanian and Belarusian state railway companies as well as rail forwarders transporting goods in the East West Transport Corridor. Moreover, the further development of rail ferry connections between Sassnitz and East Baltic ports will be supported.
The Port of Sassnitz is the German Baltic Sea port with the shortest distances to Scandinavia, Finland, Russia and the Baltic States. It provides regular ferry links to Trelleborg (Sweden), Rønne (Denmark), Klaipeda (Lithuania), Ventspils (Latvia), and Baltiysk, Ust Luga and Saint Petersburg (Russia). The ferry route between Sassnitz and Klaipeda is the shortest direct link between Germany and Lithuania. The route between the two ports is 280 nautical miles long and is operated by DFDS Seaways. The crossing takes 18 hours. With space for 112 trailers or railway wagons, 460 trucks and 132 passengers, the ferries "Vilnius Seaways" and "Kaunas Seaways" are equipped for the combined, railway, RoRo and passenger traffic. The ferry line currently links Germany and Lithuania three times a week.
The Port of Sassnitz is unique in Europe in having track and transhipment equipment for the Russian broad gauge. That is why it is often called the "most westerly cargo station on the Trans-Siberian railway".

published 19.11.2012